Chapter 524 – (t.i.tle Hidden)
The Freezing h.e.l.l Jail was disintegrating and crumbling, and the entire s.p.a.ce was constantly trembling. His dark hair fluttering violently, Jiang Chen stood like a G.o.d in the midst of the spatial turmoil ignoring the powerful storms that kept hitting his body. At the current moment, he had split his mind into four, each part focusing on something different. One part focused on concocting the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pills, another on defending himself from the Heavenly Tribulation, the third searching for spatial nodes he could use to escape, and the fourth figuring out ways to evade the Asura Palace’s hunt.
Right at this moment, the Great Soul Derivation skill played an incredibly important role. Jiang Chen was using it at full capacity, which brought him extremely sensitive senses. Thus, even though his mind was split into four parts, he didn’t feel tired at all. This was how frightening a powerful soul training skill could be to a man.
The Heavenly Saint Sword was hovering around Jiang Chen’s body, greedily absorbing the lightning energy. There were three broken pieces of a whole residing inside of the current Heavenly Saint Sword, giving it the foundation of a Great Saint Weapon. Thus, it was not afraid of being destroyed by Heavenly Tribulation. In fact, if was using the Heavenly Tribulation’s energy to temper its body, which greatly increased its quality.
After going through Heavenly Tribulation, even though Jiang Chen had just broken through to the Combat King realm, the Heavenly Saint Sword had become the highest grade existence among all King Weapons; just one grade inferior to ordinary Emperor Weapons. And, following the improvement of Jiang Chen’s cultivation base, it would sooner or later become an Emperor Weapon.
The sixth tribulation bolt had finally formed. It was like a lifelike crimson lightning dragon; resembling a real dragon. While flying circles above Jiang Chen’s head, it gazed at Jiang Chen with a pair of extremely cold eyes, as if it was going to punish this guy who dared to defy the heavens.
With a thought in his mind, Jiang Chen moved with the Spatial s.h.i.+ft toward a spatial crack. Right at this moment, Jiang Chen sensed that two divine senses had locked down on him. They came from Li Tianyang and the Great Elder.
“Hmph! Trying to lock down on me, the greatest Saint? You’re too green!”
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. A look of disdain leaked out from his eyes. Although his cultivation base was insufficient, he still had a bagful of tricks and skills. Thus, even if it was the divine sense of two Combat Emperors, they would never be able to completely lock down on him. He sent out a thread of hid divine sense and merged it with the Great Soul Derivation skill, then transformed it into an invisible blade that instantly blocked Li Tianyang and the Great Elder’s divine sense.
Outside the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail, Li Tianyang and the Great Elder both felt a shockwave hitting their divine sense, then they were knocked back by a tremendous force. The two men looked at each other, astonishment visible in their eyes. They never expected a Combat King to have the ability to knock back their divine sense. This was unbelievable.
In the next moment, the invisible force that blocked their divine sense had disappeared. Upon sending their divine sense into the place again, they found out they had lost trace of Jiang Chen. The Freezing h.e.l.l Jail had turned into a void. The lightning was gone, and so was Jiang Chen, as if he had never been there before.
"He has escaped!"
The Great Elder cried out in shock.
“His Heavenly Tribulation has yet to end, and he couldn’t have escaped far! Quickly, find out where ripples of the Heavenly Tribulation can be sensed, then we’ll grab his tail again!”
Li Tianyang said out loudly.
"I'll go find it now."
After saying that, the Great Elder disappeared from the scene.
"I'll go as well."
Xiao Nanfeng disappeared from the scene as well. He was a Ninth Grade Combat King now, and with his extraordinary talent, even a First Grade Combat Emperor would find it hard to kill him. In the Asura Palace, except for Li Tianyang and the Great Elder, Xiao Nanfeng was worthy of being called the strongest man.
While the Great Elder and Xiao Nanfeng had gone to hunt for Jiang Chen, Li Tianyang had rushed into the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail. He unleashed his Combat Emperor aura and dispersed all the void energy in this place. After that, flying with incredible speed and moving in a ghostly manner, he arrived at a secret place within the blink of an eye. Here, an invisible defense mechanism was found, but it was partly broken. Li Tianyang unleashed a divine beam and destroyed the defense mechanism completely. Then, he felt an extremely ice-cold aura bursting out from the other side of the defense mechanism.
It was biting cold, and even Li Tianyang couldn’t help but shudder. He was well aware of how frightening this object was. Without hesitating, he quickly unleashed a gold-red armor, covering his entire body with it. Then, he took a step forward and saw a huge chunk of a crystal sitting undamaged inside. Within the body of this transparent crystal, there was a drop of water, and the ice-cold air was actually coming from this tiny drop of water. If Jiang Chen was here, he would definitely be able to tell how frightening this droplet was. Unreservedly speaking, the entire Freezing h.e.l.l Jail existed only because of this droplet; just like how the Black Ice Talisman had produced the boundless world of glaciers.
Upon seeing that the droplet was still intact, Li Tianyang finally let out a sigh of relief, then muttered, “The True Water is fortunately still here. With this, I can construct a second Freezing h.e.l.l Jail. Once I’ve cultivated my Worldly Water Emperor skill to the Dacheng stage, I’ll absorb this True Water. At that point of time, I’ll be able to break through to the Minor Saint realm.”
A smile emerged on Li Tianyang’s face. After that, he unleashed numerous runes and sealed up the crystal. Then, with a sway of his body, he disappeared from the scene.
Previously, as Jiang Chen was forced to focus on several matters at the same time, as well as the Heavenly Tribulation, he never noticed that there was an ultimate treasure hiding in the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail. Of course, Jiang Chen couldn’t be blamed for this. Firstly, he was not here to hunt for treasures, so he didn’t pay any attention to this aspect. Secondly, he didn’t possess Big Yellow’s heaven-defying treasure hunting ability. If Big Yellow was here with him, the crystal would definitely have been found by Big Yellow, and they would have taken it away by now.
At the border of the Liang Province, in the skies above a desolate mountain range, dark clouds suddenly gathered. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled within these clouds, and a thick crimson lightning bolt revealed itself in the sky.
“Look, what’s that? It looks so frightening!”
“Not good, this is all too sudden! I’m sure something big is going to happen, we should leave this place quickly!”
A few cultivators happened to pa.s.s by the mountain range, and what they saw brought a dramatic change to their expression. Although they had no idea what was going to happen, they could clearly feel the frightening power of the lightning in the sky, which was something they could never withstand.
A young man suddenly appeared out of nowhere. His clothes were tattered; his body was bathed in blood, and he looked to be in a disastrous state. A mystical looking sword was following him, like a shadow that would never separate from his body.
The young man was none other than Jiang Chen, who had just escaped from the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail. The spatial crack he found had directly led him to this place. However, the Heavenly Tribulation had followed him like a shadow. As a result, there was no way he could escape from the sixth tribulation bolt.
The crimson Lightning Dragon opened its gigantic mouth and let out a raging roar. The few cultivators who happened to pa.s.s by and stood far away in the distance were instantly dumbstruck. At this point, they finally realized that someone was facing Heavenly Tribulation here. It was the legendary Heavenly Tribulation, and they were witnessing it with their own eyes!
"Haha, let's do this!"
Jiang Chen threw his head back and laughed. Even if this was the last tribulation bolt of the Intermediate Six Tribulation, Jiang Chen showed no signs of fear when facing it. The concoction of the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pills was nearly completed, and he was facing the last step now, which was also the most important step.
As if it had sensed Jiang Chen’s provocation, the Lightning Dragon was enraged. Dragging its long tail, it brought along a vast ocean of lightning and simply bolted into Jiang Chen.
The vast ocean of lightning had instantly flooded Jiang Chen. The last tribulation bolt was twice as powerful as the fifth. It destroyed everything along its way, and if a cultivator was placed in the middle of this ocean of lightning, the ending would be imaginable. Fortunately, it was Jiang Chen, the man who cultivated the Dragon Transformation skill who stood there. If he was replaced by any other ordinary Combat King, that Combat King would completely vanish from this world.
The frightening lightning kept unleas.h.i.+ng its mighty power, and it only showed signs of dismissing after a couple of minutes. It had created a huge turmoil which made it impossible for people not to notice. The Great Elder and Xiao Nanfeng, and even Li Tianyang who had arrived later sensed this, and was rus.h.i.+ng over to this place. With their cultivation bases, it was incredibly easy to reach the location where Jiang Chen was facing his Heavenly Tribulation.
Cough, cough… Blergh…
The Intermediate Six Tribulation was finally over. Jiang Chen had successfully endured the entire tribulation. However, he was in an incredibly bad shape right now. He couldn’t help but cough out blood. His shattered internal organs were mixed in with the blood he coughed out. His entire body was fully covered with blood, and his face was riddled with scars.
The injuries were extremely severe. If any other man had suffered from such injuries, he would have collapsed by now. However, Jiang Chen could still barely support his body and hover in the sky. He loosened his palm, revealing seven golden pills that shone brightly. Strong Yang energy and Lightning energy was leaking out from these pills, and shadows of dragons could be found within. One could easily tell that these pills were the best of the best.
Seven Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pills, they were the biggest result of Jiang Chen’s Heavenly Tribulation. He was well aware of how bad his condition right now was, so he picked up a Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill without hesitation and threw it into his mouth, then swallowed it into his stomach. His wounds were too severe, and if he just depended on the Dragon Transformation skill’s ability to recover, then he had no idea when he would completely recover from his wounds. But with the help of the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill, this recovery process would be shortened. Indeed, in the blink of an eye, Jiang Chen had restored quite a lot of his Yuan energy.
He could no longer stay here.
This was Jiang Chen’s first thought. He knew that the Heavenly Tribulation had definitely attracted the attention of those mighty warriors from the Asura Palace. So, he instantly grabbed the Heavenly Saint Sword and placed it into his Qi Sea. Then, he stepped out with the Spatial s.h.i.+ft and began flying as fast as he could. He was in a bad shape now, making him unable to even rip apart s.p.a.ce and move quicker.
"Jiang Chen! Don't you dare run away again!"
A loud shout suddenly resounded behind his back, and a powerful energy wave burst out in front of Jiang Chen, preventing him from going any further. The man who blocked his way was none other than the Great Tyc.o.o.n, the man who dressed like a scholar; Xiao Nanfeng.
At the same time, two figures appeared behind him. They were many times stronger than Xiao Nanfeng, and with one look, Jiang Chen could tell that they were both Combat Emperors. They were Li Tianyang and the Great Elder. Upon arriving, they instantly locked up the entire s.p.a.ce, giving Jiang Chen no chance to escape from them again.
Chapter 524 - Can't Escape